The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers of World War I

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The forgotten Indigenous Soldiers of World War I Indigenous Australians have been serving Australia for more than 130 years in the armed forces (excluding the Frontier Wars), yet didn't have the right to vote until 50 years ago.

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It seeks to highlight the untold story of the Indigenous Australians who served in the armed forces during the First World War. 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Private Gilbert Williams was discharged from the AIF in 1917 after being found “medically unfit for further service” - according to his family, it was due to the colour of his skin. Women In History, World History, Black History, British History, Ancient History, American History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal People, Australia

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Aboriginal land was confiscated to be given to ex-servicemen as part of the “soldier settlement” scheme.

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Black Anzac: the life and death of an Aboriginal man who fought for king and country

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

WWI: Studio portrait taken on their wedding day of 50246 Trooper William Allen and his bride, the former Miss Madeline Ferguson. Trooper Allen, originally from Darwin, Australia, served in the Light Horse Regiment.

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

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18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

It’s believed Private Richard Martin lied about his place of birth, stating he was from New Zealand when he enlisted in December 1914 in order to avoid rejection based on his race. He was wounded in action three times before being killed in March

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

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18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Miller Mack, an Indigenous Australian soldier of the first world war, from Point McLeay, South Australia.

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

WWI: Charles Blackman, an Aboriginal Australian soldier - "Once recruited into…

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Black Diggers, a play written by Tom Wright and directed by Wesley Enoch, premieres at the Sydney Festival on January 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I Women In History, World History, British History, Ancient History, American History, Tom Wright, History Magazine, Anzac Day, American Civil War

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A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

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18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

When they returned home, Aboriginal servicemen faced the same amount of discrimination or worse than before the war. 18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I Aboriginal History, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Art, Commonwealth, World War I, World History, Indigenous Education, History Magazine

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

 Studio portrait of Private Harold Arthur Cowan, his cousin Hazel Williams and her baby sister, Courtesy Australian War Memorial, ID

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Private Alfred John Henry Lovett with his wife Sarah and two sons before leaving Australia in October He survived the war and returned home in March

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.

Hundreds of Indigenous servicemen fought for the British empire in the first world war. A new play aims to challenge the cultural caricature of the Anzac digger World War One, First World, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Art, Non Commissioned Officer, Anzac Day, War Image

18 Powerful Photos Of The Forgotten Indigenous Soldiers Of World War I

A new play called Black Diggers sheds light on a neglected part of Australian history. Here are some of the true stories behind it.